The event hosted at the Barbican Centre in London on 4th March was a huge success and we are grateful to all involved including the tremendous Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of Ireland!

MACALLA 1916 is a new suite of music composed by Michael Rooney, performed by the Comhaltas National Folk Orchestra of 55 traditional and classical musicians. The MACALLA 1916 suite, while reflecting on this seminal event in Irish history will also place The Easter Rising in the context of Ireland’s story from Famine to present times. Michael Rooney, widely reputed as one of the foremost traditional composers of our time, has composed seven major suites of music, most recently BORÓIMHE.



An Echo Of The Past... A Vision For The Future